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Marina Cantina

5550 N Lagoon Dr, Panama City Beach, FL
850-249-5500
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Panama City, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

Great view for a quick dinner. Tableside guacamole and chicken taquitos are a must! Service can take a little time if they are busy but the food is worth the wait.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

We recently had a meal at Marina Cantina, which offers a charming view of the Captain Anderson's marina while you eat. I fancy myself a food snob :-), and although I love to eat, generally find most restaurant meals to be only fair to good. Having returned from a trip to Portland, OR last fall, and having eaten some of... More

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Panama City Beach, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

My waiter Mike was really great and the food was good. The view also was so truly beautiful. The whole experience was something I would recommend to anyone who likes Mexican food or great seafood, but most of all I was treated like family. This Panama City Secret won't stay that way long. If you are looking for good food... More

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atlanta
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Was a little skeptical at first....after reading previous reviews... Wow.. what were those people thinking we had the best tacos and authentic Mexican food in a very long time. I think people do not read the menu and just hate on a place because its not TACO BELL. The view was awesome as well as the friendly staff. Its summer... More

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panama city
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278 reviews 278 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
226 helpful votes 226 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This is a local secrete restaurant. If you love Mexican with a twist, you will love this place. My favorite meal is the chicken tacos because they add a sweet cabbage. If you do not like rice that let you add avocado slices. You have to try the food. If the weather is nice sit outside and enjoy the views... More

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Milledgeville, Georgia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

When we got there it had just rained. The hostess tried to seat us in a booth where the water was still dripping on the seat. They got aggravated when we asked for another seat. Once seated, it took a while to get our drinks. We went to eat Mexican food, but there were no tacos, burritos, enchilada's, or fajitas!... More

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

sorry but the food was poor and overpriced but I guess having a highend restaurant cost alot to operate.

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Columbus, GA
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65 reviews 65 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We came in the main door and were told there was a wait. We said fine, no rush. While waiting we walked through the dining room and deck and found a table we liked on the deck overlooking the lagoon. We were seated at the table we liked after a very short wait but while we were sitting there, parties... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

The place smells horrible. By the moment we have to seat the table was duty, I had to ask for clean it. The salsa is from a can, no has flavor, the sangría taste as water, the plates are small for the prices, and more my meal was uncooked

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Illinois
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

...not so much here. The guacamole was only ok, as were the chile rellenos. The waitress seemed new and flustered, and couldn't really answer our questions. The tableside guac was served to the 3 orders and we had no chips til all served, which takes a little while as it's made individually. The service was slow. Beautiful view. Lots of... More

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